What exactly does an Alignment do in Autodesk Civil 3D? That’s a loaded question. That may be the most mission critical question we can ask about the Alignment in Civil 3D. The familiar word – Alignment – is more sophisticated and nuanced in meaning these days. We certainly need to align our thinking with the Civil 3D functional realities.
If we have employed old-school,…Read more
There are uncomfortable and unexpected truths squirrelled away in the simplest annotative tasks in Autodesk Civil 3D. Model-based software means some basic tasks are fundamentally different and more complex for seemingly no apparent reason. There is a reason as we shall see.
Indeed, some planned and managed complexity can provide us with more bang for the…Read more
Let’s face it. Most of the time in Autodesk Civil 3D we all tend to initially shoot for some form of published annotation. It’s an old school CAD User’s habit. Let’s call this the lust for One and Done. For surveyors this may mean Point data out of Survey Dbs. The Lord knows, I hope you have moved beyond imported point files and COGO points to better manage your…Read more
We all have things we want changed in Civil 3D. If you live and work in Civil 3D Land, you probably have more than a few Civil 3D Wish List items. I do. You do too. Some of those whines and moans are related to things Civil 3D cannot do yet. Others to the stuff Civil 3D cannot do very well from our perspective.
How we choose to work habitually matters significantly…Read more
Maybe you noticed that Autodesk puts some effort into improving Corridor design publication performance in the latest Civil 3D 2019.1 Update. The new enhancement capability to share Sample Line Groups as Data Shortcuts in projects comes to mind.
We can probably also agree that Civil 3D plan annotation of corridor models still needs serious work. Then again, sometimes we…Read more